Mr Albert Beralds
Manager, Multicultural and Equity Strategies, Adelaide, South
Temporary Protection Visa Holders: Meeting the Challenge
South Australia is, like other States and Territories, dealing
with the unexpected arrival of many TPV holders. In order to
have a coordinated approach across government and non government
agencies, the Department of Human Services formed in May 2000
an TPV Interagency Strategy Group. This group meets fortnightly
and work to date has been described by the Refugee Council of
Australia as the most advanced in terms of coordinating support
for the new TPV arrivals.
The paper for this conference will detail the background to
this initiative, how it operates and the lessons learned to date.
Albert Barelds is presently Manager, Multicultural & Equity
Strategies in the Strategic Planning & Policy Division of
DHS. He is, within DHS, the first point of contact for the Department
of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs in relation to the
arrival of TPV holders. He has been involved in both policy development
and service planning for the TPV holders in SA and chairs the
TPV Interagency Strategy.
30 min paper